Incentive Grants Prepare Oklahoma Nursing Educators From SNU

The School of Nursing at Southern Nazarene University (SNU) has received continuing funding for the fourth year of an Oklahoma Incentive Nursing Graduate Scholars Grant. This $2.5 million, 5-year grant is provided by an anonymous donor through the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma. The grant was established to help combat the shortage of nursing instructors at Oklahoma’s colleges and universities.

Graduate students awarded these grants commit to two years of teaching in an Oklahoma college or university after completing their master's degree in nursing. Present graduates of the grant program are teaching in multiple Oklahoma locations, including Bartlesville, Enid, Langston, and Okmulgee, as well as Bethany and Tulsa.

"SNU is working to help meet this critical need in our state," stated Dr. Mary Jones, SNU Provost. "This grant allows us to increase the capacity for nurse educators, impacting the number of nurses in Oklahoma."

SNU is one of three Oklahoma university participants in this grant program.

SNU offers a nineteen-month graduate program track leading to a Master of Science in both Nursing Education and Nursing Leadership in two locations, Oklahoma City (Bethany) and Tulsa.

The SNU School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

For more information on the SNU School of Nursing, contact Dr. Katie Sigler, ARNP, Ed.D. at or 918-664-4100.

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